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179th Airlift Wing Medical Group trains Boy Scouts in CPR/First Aid

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  • By Tech. Sgt. Joe Harwood
  • 179th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
The 179th Airlift Wing Medical Group travelled to Firelands Scout Reservation, Camp Wyandot, June 11, 2014. The day was centered on medical emergencies; the scouts were trained with video and hands on training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid. The Airmen showed basic life-saving skills and Heartsaver training to both Camp employees and the scouts.
Four members from the 179th Medical Group volunteered to perform the training. Lt. Col. Dawn Roberts and Tech. Sgt. Jacyln Newbert showed a video and did hands on training about First Aid while Master Sgt. Kristopher Wolf and Master Sgt. Douglas Nebergall showed a video and did hands on training about CPR/Heartsaver.
Joshua Bays, Camp Assistant Counselor, was thankful to have the Air Force performing the training, "Today is just going to be a great training day. Making sure everybody here knows how to take care of an injury and do the things we need to do to make sure the camp is as safe as possible for the kids."
A former member of the 179thAW, Retired Lt. Col. Len Sipe is now the Camp Director of Firelands Scout Reservation, Camp Wyandot. Sipe arranged the training to ensure the safety of his staff and the scouts for upcoming summer camping events and at the same time providing a valuable training opportunity for all involved. Sipe said "The military and the Boy Scouts of America actually have a long standing relationship that goes back to 1910, our founding scout was in the military."
Eagle Scouts, Sean Bryan, is a member of the 179th Airlift Wing and a volunteer for the camp. Airman 1st Class Sean Bryan, joined the Command Post and currently serves as a traditional member of the Ohio Air National Guard. Bryan says "I'm an Eagle Scout. I've been in the scouts for 14 years, started out in kindergarten as a Tiger Cub. It's been a big part of my life for a long time." Bryan is currently working at the camp for the summer and plans to stay involved, "Being in the Boy scouts has helped me reinforce the Air Force Core Values of integrity first, service before self and excellence in all we do."